A 36-year-old member asked:
Does a damaged liver to repair itself?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Beedeanswered
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
To some degree: The liver does have a remarkable ability to repair itself, but it is not unlimited. It depends on the cause of the damage, length of exposure and whether the damaging problem can be stopped. Over use of alcohol, can be stopped, other causes, such as autoimmune causes not so much. The key is to find and treat any fixable causes before the liver's ability to repair itself has been exceeded.
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Dr. Karen Dantinanswered
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Much: a lot of repair can occur. chronic insults are problematic.
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A 72-year-old female asked about a 74-year-old male:
Can a damaged liver repair itself over what time?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
The Liver: Yes. In general the liver is an amazing organ and in most cases once the problem causing liver damage is removed the liver can repair itself.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 23, 2018
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